Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 140, Tharein S. Potuhera

Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska






St. Wenceslaus Catholic School, Omaha, Nebraska


Tharein loves to write almost as much as he loves to read. His favorite novel is Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier. Tharein plays piano and violin, and he enjoys riding his bike, swimming, baseball and basketball. His favorite singers are Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift, and his favorite boy bands are One Direction and Big Time Rush. Tharein's favorite composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and his favorite foods are sausages and chocolate. Tharein has written and published one book, and he is currently writing his second book, which will be the second in his Tome Riders series. He also keeps busy by participating in Boy Scouts, where he is Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in his troop. He will begin working toward his Eagle Scout rank within the next several months. 

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